Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Celebrate Mardi Gras with King Cake Monkey Bread

This is a sponsored post by Challenge Butter, but the text and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting brands that make Kylee's Kitchen possible!

Are you all aware of how extremely difficult it is to find a tiny plastic baby in central Indiana the week before Mardi Gras? I started looking for a tiny baby over a week ago when I decided to make this King Cake Monkey Bread for Fat Tuesday. This obviously isn't a traditional King Cake, but I still wanted to stick a tiny plastic baby in the center just for fun. I even looked on Amazon, but I couldn't get any delivered before the holiday. They were all going to ship on February 15. What good does that do anyone? No one needs a tiny plastic baby after Fat Tuesday. My mom suggested that I make a tiny baby, which was a very... unique idea. But I was not up for the task. So that's the story as to why there is no tiny baby in this cake. All of you are "kings" or "queens" anyway. You don't need to get a tiny plastic baby in your slice of cake to tell you that!

King Cake Monkey Bread
For the Monkey Bread
  • 1/2 cup Challenge butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Challenge cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
For the icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk, add more if too thick
  • Purple, green, and yellow sprinkles
For the Monkey Bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Mix melted butter and brown sugar; set aside. 
  3. Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla 
  4. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and scoop 1 teaspoon cream cheese into center, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese. 
  5. Place the prepared biscuits in the pan. 
  6. Pour the melted butter mixture over the biscuits.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. 
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.
For the icing
  1. Mix together powdered sugar and milk to make icing and drizzle on top of monkey bread.
  2. Sprinkle with purple, green and yellow and sprinkles.

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